As I look out my window today, I am inspired. The forsythia are now starting to bloom and our favorite red cardinal sat perched this morning just outside our kitchen window. The days are getting longer and we're enjoying all of the new sounds and smells after the quiet hush of winter.
After a long, hard season, I am ready for the color and creativity of the Market. Our sellers are busy right now collecting, gathering, and creating in anticipation of opening day. They're thinking about their tent setups and perhaps feeling a little bit of nervous excitement. I know I am, especially with the Market having more than doubled in size since last year!
I wanted to highlight a few more sellers who will be at Clover during all three spring Markets. First up is Tree & Kimball, owned by former Anthropologie designer Lisa Bruemmer. Lisa's beautiful vintage-infused pieces are carried at her Etsy shop and I think this lacy jewelry strung with delicate copper chains and gems is beyond lovely.
Lisa will be sharing her tent with Greatest Friend, owned by Angela Winter Means. Angela is making the trip from Bethlehem to share her beautifully curated collection of vintage goodies with us. Her shop is also exclusively on Etsy, and if you're interested in learning a little bit more about Angela, check out this wonderful interview on the Lily Love Lock blog here. As you'll see from her shop, Angela has a great eye for craftsmanship and covers many eras and styles in her offerings.
Colleen Attara is coming back to Clover again this year! She recycles old windows and leftover paints to create whimsical, color-saturated, three-dimensional art. I love her use of recycled aluminum and discarded plastics in her work, as well as the notion of turning "oops" paints which she purchases from home improvement stores into something fantastically beautiful. She also does commissioned pieces so don't hesitate to inquire with her about how she can great something special for your home.
Sarah Wimberley is a third generation fine artist and photographer based in Ambler, PA. In looking through her work, I was especially taken by the photos below from Sara's three year documentary project for her Masters thesis (later turned into a book) which took her to 97 of the 100 counties in North Carolina to photograph the beautiful, and often disappearing, farm landscape.
D.I.G.S. (for Designer Inventory Goods Store) was conceived by interior designer Patricia Gorman and opened on the ground floor of her design studio on Main Street in Manayunk two years ago. Now run by Patricia's daughter Erika, the shop carries a variety of carefully collected consigned goods - decorator treasures at great prices. For Clover, Erika will be bringing their favorite finds in antique furniture, lighting, and accessories!